My sister, Gina, was primarily responsible for my earliest attempts at drawing. I recall an afternoon in a home we shared with every relative in the world on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, NY, and at the time and my sister, who is four years older than I, was at the large dining room table sketching something or other. I thought I'd join in. I picked up a crayon and began to draw a lady in a dress. Unfortunately I drew the bra of the dress as two big Us, so it appeared as if the poor dear's tits were hanging out of her dress.

 

My sister laughed hysterically. (Love ya, kiddo!) I just didn't get what was so funny. Hey, I was only six! Her laughter made me so mad, I remember...

(No, I won't say it! She might read this page and we wouldn't want to make waves!)

In any case, I continued my efforts throughout school and beyond with no formal training. I wasn't as creative as I was technically capable. I could draw what I saw, but I lacked bravado to use my imagination's eye. That matured as I did.

 

I was a whole lot younger when I drew this.

 

(I added my beard and more lines to a younger version of myself.)

 

My life partner, Drew and I, began our pet family in 1970.

 

MICKEY'S LITTLE NIKI                  &               DREW'S DEER BAMBI

(Chihuahua)                                                     (Miniature Pinscher)

                

 

TOUGH KID

Portraits

WARREN BEATTY

 

Shirley McClain's young brother, a long time heart throb who seemed to stay eternally handsome.

Christmas Bear

 

 

  

 

I drew this at the end of March, 2014, during a few rehearsals for the DT Productions show of "Where the Holidays Go: The Musical", in which I played Santa Claus.

 

 

"Y' know, I think 70% of me was born gay and I just got sucked into the other 30%

 

Hi Carol! Oh yeah... Your brother came over just like you asked him to and I'm glad I got to meet him.

We're having a great time together.
 

 

Fairy Dragon

"I know...you're not quite sure which one, if either or both, of us is gay, are you?

I love it!"

 

Yes, ...even back then!

 

Would you mind keeping him for a day?

My mother's coming over and I don't need old Jake, here, screaming, "Oh, God! I'm cumming again!"

 

"I'm sure I saw the remote on the sofa."

"Maybe it fell under a cushion! Mmmmm...just keep looking!"

 

They say you can tell a lot about a man by the size of his thumbs!

 

It's a new rule!

 

Troll!

 

Oh, Girlfriend! I can't stand drag queens!

They're so ...so effeminate!

 

Damn Gay conventions!

 

The last time I picked up a hitchhiker... I blew a rod after the first ten miles!

 

I don't suppose you feel you're trying a bit too hard?

 

On top of that...I forgot to lock my door at the bathhouse!

 

The very shoes Ronnie Reagan wore when auditioning for the part of Mildred Pierce.

(Joan Crawford won out.)

 

We're supposed to be a horse, not a camel...cut it out!

 

I didn't know we were betting on that race!

 

I called in sick last week and my boss said, 'When he gets sick, he has sex with his wife. I should try that.'

I called him back about three hours later and told him, "You were right! It worked and I feel better!

....by the way, you have a nice house!"

 

I got expelled from school on pajama day....But itís not my fault I sleep naked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You'll find many, many more samples of my graphic artwork at,

http://www.mickeyray.com/computergraphics.html

Help yourself to any graphic you like just by right-clicking with your mouse!

Enjoy!

MORE OF MY ART

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This page of my artwork is dedicated to my favorite Divas!

Portraits of some of my favorite female performers.

This site and related sites are created and maintained by Mickey Ray. Most of the artwork, images, icons and photos, unless specifically mentioned otherwise and with the exception of backgrounds, are copyright and the sole property of myself and/or ARTISTIC AFFAIRS© and may not be used unless given specific written permission.

That's All Folks!!

Meanwhile, try visiting these pages!!

 

My eclectic, artistic background and biography.

I provide a detailed, intimate look at my personal life and background for those of you who hold such interests.

And in case you didn't already know, the owner, designer, artist & writer of this site happens to be

OPENLY GAY!

If this is surprising and/or especially disturbing  news to you, then you're probably a stranger and got here by mistake. While being gay is a real and significant part of my life, its political agenda, its cause and effect, is NOT the running purpose of this site. This site expresses many of the personal and artistic facets of my life as well as provides a forum for professional and non-professional theatrical and artistic interests and pursuits, for both the watchers and the participants.

 

If you must leave before checking this site out, goodbye, good luck and may the force be with you!

 

 

Check Out My Resume

 

THE ACTOR

 

 

 

My one and only life partner for 21 years!

 

 

IN MEMORANDUM

April 9th, 1936 - September 30th, 1989

 

 

 

 

This is a dedication memorial page to my mother, Lillian Marie Hoyt ~ Pfleger/Chiusano

 

 

 

I created transparent, clipart you may use freely for your email or web pages!

 

 

MY DAYS

IN

An Extension of my performance past!

 

 

 

My whole new family and my newest artistic endeavor!

 

 

THE WRITER

Stories, prose & poetry by yours truly. Still under construction.

 

 

 

 

 SOMETHING JUST FOR FUN

Take a walk down memory lane, or drive down in your '57 Ford Fairlane...

 What do you remember about the 50s??? What have your parents told you????

 

 

Now includes a link to hear Abbot and Costello's hilarious "Who's On First" routine!

Right click on the photo above and open in a new page! If you want to see them actually perform the skit, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcRRaXV-fg. If you don't laugh, I'd be totally shocked!
 

 

 

Most of the artwork, graphics and logos on this and other pages throughout my website, are my own and are copyrighted.

 

Exceptions may be found in the animated gifs as well as some of the logos which are used as links to their various theatrical enterprises.

 

Comments, Information or questions?

mickeyray@stny.rr.com

 

M. Ray

 

YOU PROBABLY DON'T HEAR AS MUCH ABOUT IT NOWADAYS,

BUT IT'S STILL AROUND AND KILLING!

PLEASE...use safe sex and support your local AIDS foundations or organizations!